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Radiology Reports in the Age of Smartphones, Part 1 in a Series

March 28, 2011 10:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

In the near future, expect to see the development of m-health reporting apps that will handle the issues of security, privacy, and documentation of the receipt of the information. It is expected that many m-health apps will be used for tracking chronic conditions and for identification...

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Amid Japan crisis, hunt for better radiation care

March 28, 2011 9:45 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japan's nuclear emergency highlights a big medical gap: Few treatments exist to help people exposed to large amounts of radiation.But some possibilities are in the pipeline — development of drugs to treat radiation poisoning, and the first rapid tests to tell who in a panicked crowd would...

RNA-Exporting Machine Deciphered at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source

March 28, 2011 9:35 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

A tiny motor tasked with one of nature's biggest jobs is now better understood. The molecular machinery that helps export messenger RNA from a cell's nucleus has been structurally mapped at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source. Messenger RNA conveys genetic information from the nucleus to...

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Quest starts tender offer for Celera

March 28, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quest Diagnostics has opened its tender offer in an attempt to buy Celera Corp. for $671 million, the company said Monday.The medical laboratory operator said earlier this month it would pay $8 cash for each share of Calera, a premium of 28 percent at the time. The deal price includes Celera's...

Reduced Hours for Trainees Has Had Little Effect in U.S.

March 28, 2011 8:32 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

HealthDay News - Shorter work week for doctors in training has had little impact, positive or negative, on patient safety

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Alnylam lands $10M pay from Takeda

March 28, 2011 6:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. has pulled in a $10 million tech transfer payment from Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., related to a May 2008 deal between the two companies potentially worth up to $1 billion.

Irinotecan Hydrochloride Injection: Recall - Fungal Microbial Contaminant

March 28, 2011 6:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Non-sterility of a chemotherapeutic product administered via the intravenous route has the potential to result in infections which could be fatal, especially in patients who are immunocompromised.

Summary Information for: Elana Surgical KitHUD

March 28, 2011 6:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for Elana Surgical KitHUD (H080005).

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Torrance Dentist, Dr. Robert Mondavi, Now Uses Digital X-Rays for Comfort and Safety of the Patients

March 28, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TORRANCE, Calif., March 28, 2011 /- Cosmetic dentist in Torrance , Dr. Robert Mondavi, DDS, utilizes the latest digital technologies in dental science to provide a safe and comfortable visit for area patients. The speed and accuracy of digital x-ray systems are revolutionizing dental...

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Chimerix Appoints Timothy W. Trost Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

March 28, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DURHAM, N.C., March 28, 2011 /- Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, announced today that Timothy W. Trost has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Trost brings to Chimerix more than 30 years of...

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Novavax 4Q loss narrows on costs

March 28, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Vaccine maker Novavax Inc. on Monday reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss as research and other expenses fell.Novavax is testing vaccines for flu strains including swine flu, and other respiratory diseases.Novavax said it lost $6.3 million, or 6 cents per share, compared with a loss of $10.3...

Citalopram And Finasteride by Greenstone: Recall - Possible Mislabeling

March 28, 2011 5:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Bottles labeled as citalopram may contain finasteride.

Everist Genomics Announces Worldwide Availability of OncoDefenderâ„¢-CRC

March 28, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 28, 2011 /- Everist Genomics today announced the worldwide commercial availability of its OncoDefender-CRC colorectal cancer assay, the first and only molecular prognostic test capable of accurately predicting the risk of recurrence of cancer in patients previously...

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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Two Poster Presentations on KRX-0401 (Perifosine) at Upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting

March 28, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 28, 2011 /- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ) (the "Company") today announced that two abstracts on KRX-0401 (perifosine) will be presented at the upcoming 102nd annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to be held in Orlando,...

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Interventional radiologists take lead on reducing disability from dangerous blood clots

March 28, 2011 5:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Society of Interventional Radiology) Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT: it's more than just a one-time complication from taking a long plane ride. The Society of Interventional Radiology wants individuals to know the risk factors for this very serious condition, which can lead to...

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